Last Reads of 2012 Readathon kicks off today! *cue clapping and cheering*
I'm posting some of my #LR2012 Readathon goals AND a challenge for participants!
-- reach my Goodreads 2012 goal of 200 books. I'm almost there! I've read 193!
-- get my Goodreads reviews up to date. I'm WAY behind on that.
-- make a dent in my January review books. Because January has a TON of great stuff coming out.
PRIZES!!! As an incentive to me -- and to all our Last Reads participants -- on December 31, I'll let the randomizer pick one of our participants (not me, Eileen, or Patrick) who has also commented on this post and send them their choice of any one of a selection of January 2013 ARCs.
Open internationally, but if the randomizer picks a winner who lives outside the US or Canada, I'll send them their book of choice from TBD up to $10 US. US/Canada winner can choose this option as well.
What? You haven't joined Last Reads 2012? You can do that here...
My challenge for Last Reads 2012 Readathoners:
We read to be entertained, to escape, to experience new things. But I think that some of the books that really stick with us are those that make us feel.
Here's my list of the funniest and saddest books I read in 2012.
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
What can I say? Adrian just cracks me up. Can't wait for Indigo Spell!
Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein
Amy goes through a lot in this book, but her wisecracking also had me laughing.
Drain You by M. Beth Bloom
I know some people read this as a serious book, but to me it was a dark comedy!
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
You know this book is going to be sad, but you don't know exactly how.
Yes, I needed the tissues for these two!
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Again, I knew this one was going to get me...
Book that Made me Laugh AND Cry
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green
This book about friendship, love, and having the courage to be yourself was amazing. I didn't review it but I highly recommend it!!!!
So, if you're participating in the Readathon, tell me about your goals. Whether or not you are participating in the readathon, tell me about the books that made you laugh and cry this year!